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Australian Transport Minister explains to US what airline liberalisation really means

1-Jul-2010

Speaking yesterday at the Aviation Press Club in Washington, Australian Transport Minister Anthony Albanese laid out why the American version of liberalisation – which has opened up the world’s markets to US airlines – is narrow minded and self serving. Those were not the words he used, but they express what he meant; and they are clearly where the issue lies if US airlines want to continue to expand into global markets. [1036 words]

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  • The need for fifth freedom rights and a “balanced playing field”
  • US using 65 year-old foreign ownership restrictions
  • Allowing local foreign ownership
  • Single market with New Zealand
  • And finally, the knockout punch….
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